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Audrey Hepburn (I) (1929–1993)


Audrey Hepburn was born Audrey Kathleen Ruston on May 4, 1929 in Brussels, Belgium. She was a blue-blood and a cosmopolitan from birth. Her mother, Ella van Heemstra, was a Dutch baroness, and her father, Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston, was born in Úzice, Bohemia, of English and Austrian descent, and worked in business. After her parents divorced, ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 22 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Breakfast at Tiffany's
Breakfast at Tiffany's Holly Golightly
(1961)
My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady Eliza Doolittle
(1964)
Roman Holiday
Roman Holiday Princess Ann
(1953)
Charade
Charade Regina Lampert
(1963)

Filmography

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 1989 Always
Hap
 1981 On Golden Pond
Ethyl Thayer
 1981 They All Laughed
Angela Niotes
 1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Marie Vetsera
- Mayerling (1957) ... Marie Vetsera
 1953 We Go to Monte Carlo
Linda Farrel
 1952 Secret People
Nora
 1951 Baby Beats the Band
Melissa Farrell
 1951 Young Wives' Tale
Eve Lester
 1951 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Celia
- The Silent Village (1951) ... Celia
 1951 The Lavender Hill Mob
Chiquita
 1951 Laughter in Paradise
Cigarette Girl
 1951 One Wild Oat
Hotel Receptionist
 1950 Saturday-Night Revue (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1950)
- Episode #1.2 (1950)
- Episode #1.1 (1950)
 1949 Sauce Tartare (TV Movie)
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Other Works:

TV commercial using her dance sequence from Funny Face (1957) for The Gap (archive footage). See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Biographical Movies | 26 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 22 Articles | 12 Pictorials | 72 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Audrey

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

I think sex is overrated. I don't have sex appeal and I know it. As a matter of fact, I think I'm rather funny looking. My teeth are funny, for one thing, and I have none of the attributes usually required for a movie queen, including the shapeliness. See more »

Trivia:

Her performance as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) is ranked #32 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006). See more »

Trademark:

Often cast opposite leading men who were considerably older than she was. See more »

Nickname:

Edda van Heemstra

Star Sign:

Taurus

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